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Stay weird, Astoria, stay weird.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A couple of weekends ago, one was on his way to conduct a walking tour of Long Island City which was scheduled to begin at the Court Square Station on Jackson Avenue, so I found myself marching down Steinway Street towards Northern Blvd. Along the way, one of those little bits of Queens goodness manifested before me.

Notice the garbage can in the shot above, and that there’s a little bitty thing sticking out of the top of it. I did.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The little bitty thing, as it turns out, was a tiny plastic goat. One hoped that it might be an actual miniaturized goat, as stranger things have happened in this area in the past, but it was unfortunately made of plastic.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I have no words to describe the great appreciation and fondness one feels for Astoria, Lords and Ladies, which has to be the most authentically weird neighborhood in the entire City of Greater New York.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

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  1. The garbage can is in the middle of the sidewalk blocking pedestrian passage. Did you move it back to the house line? How ’bout the goat? Did you take it? Or leave it there? (I would have taken it.)

    georgetheatheist . . . decisions, decisions

    August 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    • left the goat. I’m a footprints only guy, left the garbage can in situ as well. Western Beef doesn’t like me moving their stuff about

      Mitch Waxman

      August 12, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      • It wanted a home and you passed it by. If you see it again, reconsider your option. It’s a good luck charm . . . or the devil in goat disguise. Take your pick. You do sort of “have” it in – in your photo archives.

        georgetheatheist . . . decisions, decisions

        August 13, 2015 at 11:06 am


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